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1. Posted by mags10 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Hi all!

Im planning my RTW trip leaving in 8 weeks so not much time left!

I fly into bangkok in June and intend to go to cambodia, vietnam, laos for one month then plan to make my way back to bangkok and then down to mayalsia to enter bali. I leave singapore on the 22nd august so I have two months before leaving for Cairns. From Cairns Im fine as staying in Oz for 8 months, then hit NZ and hong kong.

I am looking to find the best way to travel and what direction through Cam/Vietnam/Laos and then back to bangkok and bangkok to malysia to bali. I intend spending 3 weeks in bali and a week between singapore and malaysia?!

Any help would be great

Thanks a mill

Mags ;)

2. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru 1839 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

There are cheap flights around Asia, or long range buses. Vietnam is a long country with something like 850 miles between Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. From Laos (I would spend a bit more time in these 3 countries places rather than rushing through them) you can go west to Chiang Mai, then south to Bangkok.

I assume you mean through Malaysia to Singapore? Not a lot in Singapore after a week. Accommodation is expensive. You can travel through Indonesia by bus and train to Bali. Not that easy but rewarding. One week in Bali is enough for many. Be careful of pick pockets and being short changed there.

Hong Kong is going back on yourself. Hanoi is about 550 miles from it, so a short hop on a plane then HK to Laos on the return.

8 months in Australia? I assume you have a reason for so long there? Don't expect to find work there. It is often cheaper to buy a flight to NZ from Australia outside Australia. Still not that cheap though.

Have you got all your visas arranged as well as inoculations and pills? Do buy insurance.

3. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 2009 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

To start in Indochina, I would get an inexpensive Air Asia flight from Bangkok to Hanoi, and then work your way south via the Viet coast to Saigon and on into Cambodia. I suggest train over bus travel in Vietnam. Buy online at the Air Asia website.